California Death Certificate Fees & Processing Time
Find all the official fees related to the death certificate in California. Use our Smart Vital Records Fees Lookup tool below If you require further information about fees in other states or for other certificates.
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California Death Certificate
The state of California charges $24 to process a death certificate application and provide your first copy. Any additional copy will cost $24. The standard processing time of a death certificate in California is 10-12 weeks. In-person applications have the option of paying the fee in cash or by credit/debit card. Mail-in applications must be paid by check or money order addressed to “CDPH Vital Records”. You can find more information about the different health department fees on the California health department website.
For information about the application process and requirements to submit a request, please check our California state page.
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California death certificateStandard Order
Processing time10 - 12 weeks*
State fees might not be included.
California death certificateRush Order
State feesNot available
California death certificateAdditional copy
California apostille certificateApostille
* Processing time may vary depending of the load and availability of the processing agency. The time displayed was gather from official website and from our own processing estimation of our past previous orders.